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PURPOSE Oral mucositis (OM) is a debilitating toxicity of chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer (HNC). This randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study evaluated the efficacy and safety of palifermin to reduce OM associated with definitive chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced HNC. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients receiving conventionally(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate primary prophylaxis with pegfilgrastim, a recombinant human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, on maintaining relative dose intensity (RDI) in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) receiving cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) or CHOP-rituximab (CHOP-R). METHODS This retrospective analysis pooled(More)
BACKGROUND Adding irinotecan and/or oxaliplatin to every-2-week 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin (LV) prolongs survival in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) but increases neutropenia frequency. Pegfilgrastim is indicated to decrease infection as manifested by febrile neutropenia (FN) in patients receiving chemotherapy at > 14-day intervals. This(More)
9621 Background: Bone pain is the most commonly reported treatment-related adverse event (AE) associated with colony-stimulating growth factors. Some authors have suggested that pegfilgrastim-induced bone pain is unpredictable and refractory to analgesics (Kirshner 2007), though that impression may not be uniformly accepted. To better characterize this(More)
Important performance characteristics for any thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assay include low-end sensitivity, precision across a wide dynamic range, and linear specimen dilution. Laboratories often characterize the performance of their TSH assay using many different sample matrices (e.g. native human serum, synthetic buffer, processed human serum,(More)
4072 Background: Survival in advanced CRC is prolonged by adding oxaliplatin (Ox) and/or irinotecan (Iri) to Q2W 5-fluorouracil/leucovorin (5FU/LV). Combination therapy, however, has a higher incidence of febrile neutropenia (FN) and related toxicities. This study evaluated pegfilgrastim dosing on day 4 of Q2W regimens in CRC. Here we present long-term(More)
e19540 Introduction: Co-morbidities are often more prevalent in community practice than in clinical studies due to an increased mortality risk (Kuderer 2006; Noga 2007). As NHL treatments have changed and NHL rates in the US have increased 81% from 1973 to 1997 (Garber 2001), pt characteristics of NHL practice-changing studies may have changed to reflect(More)
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